Constellation Software Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2022 and Declares Quarterly Dividend

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


TORONTO, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) (“Constellation” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 and declared a $1.00 per share dividend payable on October 11, 2022 to all common shareholders of record at close of business on September 20, 2022. This dividend has been designated as an eligible dividend for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Please note that all dollar amounts referred to in this press release are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise stated.

The following press release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and the accompanying notes, our Management Discussion and Analysis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and with our annual Consolidated Financial Statements, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and our annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2021, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website www.csisoftware.com. Additional information about the Company is also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com

Q2 2022 Headlines:

  • Revenue grew 30% (negative 2% organic growth, 2% after adjusting for changes in foreign exchange rates) to $1,618 million compared to $1,249 million in Q2 2021.
  • Net income attributable to common shareholders increased 43% to $126 million ($5.94 on a diluted per share basis) from $88 million ($4.16 on a diluted per share basis) in Q2 2021.
  • A number of acquisitions were completed for aggregate cash consideration of $1,000 million (which includes acquired cash). Deferred payments associated with these acquisitions have an estimated value of $62 million resulting in total consideration of $1,062 million.
  • Cash flows from operations (“CFO”) were $78 million, a decrease of 55%, or $93 million, compared to $171 million for the comparable period in 2021.
  • Free cash flow available to shareholders1 (“FCFA2S”) decreased $133 million to $12 million compared to $145 million for the same period in 2021.
  • Subsequent to June 30, 2022, the Company completed or entered into agreements to acquire a number of businesses for aggregate cash consideration of $134 million (which includes acquired cash). Deferred payments associated with these acquisitions have an estimated value of $30 million resulting in total consideration of $164 million.

Total revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 was $1,618 million, an increase of 30%, or $370 million, compared to $1,249 million for the comparable period in 2021. For the first six months of 2022 total revenues were $3,050 million, an increase of 26%, or $625 million, compared to $2,425 million for the comparable period in 2021. The increase for both the three and six month periods compared to the same periods in the prior year is primarily attributable to growth from acquisitions as the Company experienced organic growth of negative 2% and negative 1% respectively, 2% and 3% respectively after adjusting for the impact of changes in the valuation of the US dollar against most major currencies in which the Company transacts business. Organic growth is not a standardized financial measure and might not be comparable to measures disclosed by other issuers.

The Net income attributable to common shareholders of CSI for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 was $126 million compared to net income of $88 million for the same period in 2021. On a per share basis this translated into a net income per diluted share of $5.94 in the quarter ended June 30, 2022 compared to net income per diluted share of $4.16 for the same period in 2021. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, net income attributable to common shareholders of CSI was $224 million or $10.58 per diluted share compared to $80 million or $3.76 per diluted share for the same period in 2021.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2022, CFO decreased $93 million to $78 million compared to $171 million for the same period in 2021 representing a decrease of 55%. For the first six months of 2022, CFO decreased $91 million to $576 million compared to $667 million during the same period in 2021, representing a decrease of 14%. The primary reason for the decline in CFO for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 is the impact of changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities exclusive of effects of business combinations. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 there was $188 million and $18 million of cash used in non-cash operating working capital respectively compared to $99 million of cash used and $100 million of cash generated from non-cash operating working capital for the same periods in 2021. There are many reasons contributing to the non-cash operating working capital impact variance none of which are indicative of an underlying concern with the Company’s overall non-cash operating working capital balance. Specifically, no concerns with accounts receivable or unbilled revenue aging. In addition, income taxes paid increased 50% or $49 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and 28% or $41 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 over the same periods in 2021.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2022, FCFA2S decreased $133 million to $12 million compared to $145 million for the same period in 2021. For the first six months of 2022, FCFA2S decreased $79 million to $335 million compared to $413 million during the same period in 2021, representing a decrease of 19%. The items negatively impacting CFO summarized above are the same items negatively impacting FCFA2S. On February 1, 2022, the Topicus Preferred Shares and Topicus Coop Preference Units were converted to Topicus Subordinate Voting Shares and Topicus Coop Ordinary Units respectively. As a result of this conversion the non-controlling interest in Topicus.com Inc. decreased from approximately 70% to 39%.

  1.  See Non-IFRS measures. 

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements herein may be “forward looking” statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Constellation or the industry to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to vary significantly from the results discussed in the forward looking statements. These forward looking statements reflect current assumptions and expectations regarding future events and operating performance and are made as of the date hereof and Constellation assumes no obligation, except as required by law, to update any forward looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances.

Non-IFRS Measures
Free cash flow available to shareholders ‘‘FCFA2S’’ refers to net cash flows from operating activities less interest paid on lease obligations, interest paid on other facilities, credit facility transaction costs, repayments of lease obligations, the IRGA / TSS membership liability revaluation charge, and property and equipment purchased, and includes interest and dividends received. The portion of this amount applicable to non-controlling interests is then deducted. We believe that FCFA2S is useful supplemental information as it provides an indication of the uncommitted cash flow that is available to shareholders if we do not make any acquisitions, or investments, and do not repay any debts. While we could use the FCFA2S to pay dividends or repurchase shares, our objective is to invest all of our FCFA2S in acquisitions which meet our hurdle rate.

FCFA2S is not a recognized measure under IFRS and, accordingly, readers are cautioned that FCFA2S should not be construed as an alternative to net cash flows from operating activities.

The following table reconciles FCFA2S to net cash flows from operating activities:

   Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30, 
   2022 2021    2022 2021  
  ($ in millions, except percentages) ($ in millions, except percentages)
           
Net cash flows from operating activities  78 171    576 667  
Adjusted for:          
Interest paid on lease obligations  (3)(2)   (5)(5) 
Interest paid on other facilities  (16)(9)   (26)(18) 
Credit facility transaction costs  (2)(2)   (3)(4) 
Payments of lease obligations  (23)(20)   (45)(41) 
IRGA / TSS membership liability revaluation charge  (29)(22)   (56)(82) 
Property and equipment purchased  (12)(7)   (19)(11) 
Interest and dividends received  0 1    0 1  
           
   (7)110    422 507  
Less amount attributable to          
Non-controlling interests  18 35    (87)(94) 
           
Free cash flow available to shareholders  12 145    335 413  
           
Due to rounding, certain totals may not foot.          

 


About Constellation Software Inc.

Constellation's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CSU". Constellation acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses.

For further information:

Jamal Baksh
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 861-9677
info@csisoftware.com
www.csisoftware.com

SOURCE: CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.  
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial Position  
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
            
Unaudited         
         June 30, 2022December 31, 2021June 30, 2021
            
Assets         
            
Current assets:         
 Cash      $676 $763 $851 
 Accounts receivable      776  600  505 
 Unbilled revenue      236  140  137 
 Inventories       46  35  28 
 Other assets      511  296  271 
          2,244  1,835  1,792 
            
Non-current assets:        
 Property and equipment     129  93  93 
 Right of use assets      292  245  263 
 Deferred income taxes     97  66  58 
 Other assets      145  99  86 
 Intangible assets 4,515  3,428  3,000 
          5,178  3,931  3,499 
            
Total assets      $7,421 $5,766 $5,291 
            
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity     
            
Current liabilities:        
 Debt with recourse to Constellation Software Inc.  $389 $143 $131 
 Debt without recourse to Constellation Software Inc.  206  60  41 
 Redeemable preferred securities    -  7  7 
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities    892  832  671 
 Dividends payable      21  22  21 
 Deferred revenue      1,669  1,158  1,222 
 Provisions       10  11  13 
 Acquisition holdback payables     142  94  78 
 Lease obligations      91  79  80 
 Income taxes payable     77  56  67 
          3,497  2,461  2,332 
            
Non-current liabilities:        
 Debt with recourse to Constellation Software Inc.   541  561  548 
 Debt without recourse to Constellation Software Inc.  746  354  327 
 Deferred income taxes     476  436  372 
 Acquisition holdback payables     62  68  43 
 Lease obligations      225  190  209 
 Other liabilities      203  175  139 
          2,254  1,784  1,637 
            
Total liabilities       5,751  4,245  3,969 
            
            
Shareholders' equity:        
 Capital stock      99  99  99 
 Other equity      -  (179) (162)
 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (147) (66) (56)
 Retained earnings      1,514  1,206  1,017 
 Non-controlling interests     204  460  423 
          1,670  1,521  1,322 
            
            
            
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $7,421 $5,766 $5,291 
            


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.      
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Income (loss)      
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
              
       
Unaudited           
       Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
        2022   2021   2022   2021 
              
              
Revenue           
License    $72  $71  $141  $137 
Professional services    340   254   610   491 
Hardware and other    50   43   97   82 
Maintenance and other recurring   1,156   880   2,201   1,714 
        1,618   1,249   3,050   2,425 
              
Expenses           
Staff     873   665   1,656   1,306 
Hardware     29   23   56   45 
Third party license, maintenance and professional services 153   109   276   205 
Occupancy     12   10   23   19 
Travel, telecommunications, supplies, software and equipment 80   44   135   83 
Professional fees    28   17   52   32 
Other, net     32   14   68   19 
Depreciation     35   30   67   59 
Amortization of intangible assets   168   124   314   242 
        1,411   1,035   2,647   2,010 
              
              
Foreign exchange loss (gain)   (42)  15   (42)  2 
IRGA/TSS Membership liability revaluation charge 29   22   56   82 
Finance and other expense (income)  18   (2)  15   (4)
Bargain purchase gain    (0)  0   (1)  0 
Impairment of intangible and other non-financial assets 0   2   1   5 
Redeemable preferred securities expense (income) -   32   -   295 
Finance costs     25   17   44   32 
        30   86   74   413 
              
Income (loss) before income taxes   177   128   328   2 
              
Current income tax expense (recovery)  110   75   209   138 
Deferred income tax expense (recovery)  (67)  (25)  (126)  (39)
Income tax expense (recovery)   43   50   83   99 
              
Net income (loss)    134   78   245   (97)
              
Net income (loss) attributable to:         
Common shareholders of Constellation Software Inc. 126   88   224   80 
Non-controlling interests    8   (11)  21   (177)
Net income (loss)    134   78   245   (97)
              
Earnings per common share of Constellation Software Inc.       
Basic and diluted   $5.94  $4.16  $10.58  $3.76 
              


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.        
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Comprehensive Income (loss)       
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.) 
               
        
Unaudited            
       Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30, 
        2022   2021   2022   2021  
               
Net income (loss)   $134  $78  $245  $(97) 
               
Items that are or may be reclassified subsequently to net income (loss):        
               
Foreign currency translation differences from foreign operations and other, net of tax (96)  5   (91)  (18) 
               
Other comprehensive income (loss) for the period, net of income tax (96)  5   (91)  (18) 
               
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period$38  $83  $154  $(115) 
               
Total other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:         
Common shareholders of Constellation Software Inc.  (85)  11   (76)  (6) 
Non-controlling interests    (11)  (6)  (15)  (11) 
Total other comprehensive income (loss) $(96) $5  $(91) $(18) 
               
Total comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:         
Common shareholders of Constellation Software Inc.  41   99   148   73  
Non-controlling interests    (3)  (16)  6   (188) 
Total comprehensive income (loss)  $38  $83  $154  $(115) 


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.      
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Changes in Equity    
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
          
Unaudited        
Six months ended June 30, 2022       
   Equity Attributable to Common Shareholders of CSI  
   Capital stockOther equityAccumulated
other
comprehensive
income (loss)
Retained earningsTotal Non-controlling interestsTotal equity
          
Balance at January 1, 2022$ 99$ (179)$ (66)$ 1,206 $ 1,061  460 $ 1,521 
          
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period:       
          
Net income (loss) - -  -  224  224  21  245 
          
Other comprehensive income (loss)       
          
Foreign currency translation differences from       
 foreign operations and other, net of tax - -  (76) -  (76) (15) (91)
          
Total other comprehensive income (loss)       
 for the period - -  (76) -  (76) (15) (91)
          
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period - -  (76) 224  148  6  154 
          
Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity       
          
Conversion of redeemable preferred securities to subordinate voting shares of Topicus.com Inc. and ordinary units of Topicus Coop and other related movements - 305  (5) -  301  (301) - 
          
Non-controlling interests arising from business combinations - -  -  -  -  40  40 
          
Other movements in non-controlling interests - -  -  (1) (1) (1) (2)
          
Dividends to shareholders of the Company - -  -  (42) (42) -  (42)
          
Reclassification of other equity to retained earnings - (127) -  127  -  -  - 
          
Balance at June 30, 2022$ 99$ - $ (147)$ 1,514 $ 1,466 $ 204 $ 1,670 
          


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.       
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Changes in Equity     
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.) 
           
Unaudited         
Six months ended June 30, 2021        
           
   Equity Attributable to Common Shareholders of CSI   
   Capital stockOther equityAccumulated
other
comprehensive
income (loss)
Retained earningsTotalNon-controlling
interests
Total equity 
           
Balance at January 1, 2021$ 99$ - $ (31)$ 980 $ 1,048 $ - $ 1,048  
           
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period:        
           
Net income (loss) - -  -  80  80  (177) (97) 
           
Other comprehensive income (loss)        
           
Foreign currency translation differences from        
 foreign operations and other, net of tax - -  (6) -  (6) (11) (18) 
           
Total other comprehensive income (loss) for the period - -  (6) -  (6) (11) (18) 
           
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period - -  (6) 80  73  (188) (115) 
           
Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity        
           
Special dividend of Topicus Subordinated Voting Shares - (141) (16) -  (157) 157  -  
        -    
Issuance of Topicus Coop Ordinary Units to non-controlling interests - (21) (2) -  (23) 23  -  
        -    
Net acquisition of non-controlling interest associated with acquisitions and other movements - 1  -  0  1  2  3  
           
Dividends to shareholders of the Company - -  -  (42) (42) -  (42) 
           
Reclassification of Redeemable preferred securities of Topicus Coop from liabilities to non-controlling interest - -  -   -  434  434  
           
Accrued dividends to preference unit holders of Topicus Coop - -  -   -  (5) (5) 
           
Balance at June 30, 2021$ 99$ (162)$ (56)$ 1,017 $ 899 $ 423 $ 1,322  
           


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.         
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows        
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.) 
                
                
Unaudited            
        Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30, 
         2022   2021   2022   2021  
                
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities:        
 Net income (loss)  $134  $78  $245  $(97) 
 Adjustments for:          
  Depreciation   35   30   67   59  
  Amortization of intangible assets 168   124   314   242  
  IRGA/TSS Membership liability revaluation charge 29   22   56   82  
  Finance and other expense (income) 18   (2)  15   (4) 
  Bargain purchase (gain) (0)  0   (1)  0  
  Impairment of intangible and other non-financial assets  0   2   1   5  
  Redeemable preferred securities expense (income)  -   32   -   295  
  Finance costs   25   17   44   32  
  Income tax expense (recovery) 43   50   83   99  
  Foreign exchange loss (gain) (42)  15   (42)  2  
 Change in non-cash operating assets and liabilities        
  exclusive of effects of business combinations (188)  (99)  (18)  100  
 Income taxes paid (146)  (97)  (190)  (149) 
 Net cash flows from (used in) operating activities 78   171   576   667  
                
Cash flows from (used in) financing activities:        
 Interest paid on lease obligations  (3)  (2)  (5)  (5) 
 Interest paid on debt   (16)  (9)  (26)  (18) 
 Increase (decrease) in CSI facility  237   -   237   -  
 Increase (decrease) in Topicus revolving credit debt facility without recourse to CSI 48   6   105   12  
 Proceeds from issuance of debt facilities without recourse to CSI 342   55   425   134  
 Repayments of debt facilities without recourse to CSI (6)  (1)  (13)  (2) 
 Other financing activities 2   -   2   -  
 Credit facility transaction costs (2)  (2)  (3)  (4) 
 Payments of lease obligations  (23)  (20)  (45)  (41) 
 Distribution to the Joday Group  -   -   (23)  (22) 
 Dividends paid to redeemable preferred security holders  -   -   (7)  -  
 Dividends paid to common shareholders of the Company (21)  (21)  (42)  (42) 
 Net cash flows from (used in) in financing activities 559   6   605   12  
                
Cash flows from (used in) investing activities:        
 Acquisition of businesses (1,000)  (292)  (1,214)  (606) 
 Cash obtained with acquired businesses  110   40   148   85  
 Post-acquisition settlement payments, net of receipts (26)  (39)  (59)  (85) 
 Receipt of additional subscription amount from the sellers of Topicus.com B.V.  -   33   -   33  
 Purchases of other investments  -   -   (96)  (0) 
 Proceeds from sales of other investments  -   -   3   -  
 Interest, dividends and other proceeds received 3   1   4   3  
 Property and equipment purchased (12)  (7)  (19)  (11) 
 Net cash flows from (used in) investing activities (924)  (263)  (1,233)  (582) 
                
Effect of foreign currency on        
 cash and cash equivalents (33)  5   (35)  (4) 
                
Increase (decrease) in cash (321)  (81)  (87)  94  
                
Cash, beginning of period$996  $932  $763  $758  
                
Cash, end of period$676  $851  $676  $851